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Naproxen (Overview)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis.


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What is naproxen used for?

What is naproxen used for?

Naproxene: Naproxene is an anti inflammatory pain killer used as analgesic and for arthritis lke rhematoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other inflammatory conditions like tendinitis, myositis.It is also used as analgesic like alleve.Can be used for any kind of pain. ...Read more

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Naproxen (Overview)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis.


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How many teva naproxens do i take to OD?

How many teva naproxens do i take to OD?

Call for help?: Hi. This question to me really seems to be a call for help. If you are considering harming or killing yourself, please at least speak with a suicide crisis councilor, a psychiatrist, or someone equally qualified to discuss why you feel suicidal and if anything can be done to help you come out of this low. Fortunately, naproxen is unlikely to kill. It can cause GI irritation and bleeding, kidney dz ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: naproxen?

See below: Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing prostaglandin and thromboxane synthesis. ...Read more

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A dr prescribe me magnesium oxide 2years ago and i didn't have headaches the last two years. Another dr prescribe naproxen now. Which is better?

See below: These are two different medications. Naproxen is not safe if taken regularly. Use tylenol sometimes if you have headache. Mag oxide is not for headache actually- make sure you are not getting too much mag oxide and your magnesium levels in blood are ok. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

I have been prescribed naproxen 500 mg and am a light smoker, what are the risks of smoking while taking this med?

Smoking: The main risk of nsaids is slightly higher blood pressure and stomach upset. The main risk to your health, however, is continuing to smoke, rather than any ill effect of the drug itself. High blood pressure, increase risk of heart disease, stroke, lung, colon, bladder, mouth and esophageal cancer as well as COPD and emphysema should all get your attention more than the risks of nsaids. ...Read more

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Can you use naproxen for bladder infection pain?

Yes, you can: use naproxen for pain management and anti-inflammatory. However, any medication can cause side effects and naproxen is no different. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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How effective is naproxen?

How effective is naproxen?

As good as any: There are at least a dozen antiinflammatory meds on the market. Naproxen is effective but not for everyone. The reason there are so many medications is because not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me". ...Read more

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How good and how quick does naproxen work for pain?

How good and how quick 
does naproxen work for pain?

2hours: About `1 to 2 hours after taking an NSAID type medication it relives pain.These meds also relieve inflamation ,this second type of pain relief takes 7 to 10 days ...Read more

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Aleve helps me sleep. I have no pain, but take two every night to help me relax. It works but is this harmful.?

Can be: Aleve and other nsaids should not be used on a long term basis as they can be very harsh on the stomach, heart as well as kidneys. Taking it for less than 2-3 months is usually safe. ...Read more

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